WATCH: A 10-month-old puppy is recovering after being shot 12 times by a pellet gun. April Lawrence reports.
West Shore RCMP are investigating after a 10-month-old Labrador puppy named Ozzy was shot 12 times by a pellet gun in Highlands.
The owners found the dog injured and contacted police. They took Ozzy to a veterinarian who confirmed the animal was shot at least 12 times.
"This attack not only left the puppy injured, but shook a whole community for this senseless act," Cst. John Varley of West Shore RCMP said in a statement.
"Luckily, Ozzy is doing well now."
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online www.victoriacrimestoppers.ca.